Will the Pope's complicity with a military dictatorship that tortured thousands of Argentines receive the same attention as the Vatican's sexual abuse scandal? Not likely, in part because the tortures in question were inflicted in one country, Argentina, rather than globally, as in the case of sexual abuse.
The correct counterpart to the unbridled ambition of the Ryan budget isn’t the cautious plan released by the Senate Democrats. It’s the “Back to Work” budget released by the House Progressives.
‘If this is success, we’re in a heap of trouble,’ says USW Pres. Gerard
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 14, 2013) – Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW) issued the following statement today in advance of tomorrow’s one-year anniversary of the implementation of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement.
We have to start somewhere.
Senators Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have introduced a bill, S. 505, that would prohibit drone killings of U.S. citizens on U.S. soil if they do not represent an imminent threat.
Washington, D.C. – Leaders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, including Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva and Keith Ellison and Budget Taskforce members Reps. Jim McDermott, Jan Schakowsky, Barbara Lee and Mark Pocan, today released their fiscal year 2014 budget alternative, the Back to Work Budget, which creates almost 7 million jobs over the first year and reduces the deficit by $4.4 trillion over the next 10 years.
7 million new jobs in one year
$4.4 trillion in deficit reduction
We're in a jobs crisis that isn't going away. Millions of hard-working American families are falling behind, and the richest 1 percent is taking home a bigger chunk of our nation's gains every year.
The ad [below] is a slick production trying to introduce Massachusetts' most conservative Democratic congressman to voters statewide.
A majority of voters believe cutting America’s debt is more important than maintaining domestic and military programs at their current levels, according to a new poll for The Hill.
The State Department’s latest environmental assessment of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline makes no recommendation about whether President Obama should approve it. Here is ours. He should say no, and for one overriding reason:
This week the Bradley Manning Support Network is joining with FireDogLake in a call-in action to protest the government's decision to move ahead with all its charges against Bradley Manning.
Washington, D.C.— Today Rep. Barbara Lee, the Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Peace and Security Task Force, with CPC Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva and Keith Ellison and Caucus members John Conyers, Donna Edwards, Mike Honda, Rush Holt, and Jim McGovern, sent a letter requesting the full, unclassified release of information surrounding the Obama administration’s drone policy. Rep. Conyers is the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee.
At EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — With an ear-ringing roar, the matte-gray fighter jet streaked down Runway 12 and sliced into a cloudless afternoon sky over the Florida Panhandle.
The U.S. government is currently working with 10 other countries to negotiate the biggest trade and investment agreement (also known as a “free trade agreement” or FTA) in history. It is called the TPP, or Trans-Pacific Partnership.
I have decided not to run for re-election in 2014.
This decision was extremely difficult because I love representing the people of Michigan in the U.S. Senate and fighting for the things that I believe are important to them.